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09.11.2008

It looks as though Warner Bros. is planning on rereleasing THE DARK KNIGHT in theatres come January, the heart of Academy award voting season. Apparently the studio wants to remind voters that their little-movie-that-could deserves an Oscar or ten. This is a brilliant move by the studio on so many levels. Voters definitely need to be reminded of THE DARK KNIGHT, seeing as how this was totally the summer of THE LOVE GURU, and TDK went virtually unnoticed, saddled by the brilliance that is Mike Myers. Also, by rereleasing the film, they might be able to actually make some profit, seeing as how TDK only surpassed the 500 million dollar mark in like it's fifth week. Pathetic by comic book movie standards. Finally by rereleasing the film, I get a chance to see it for a fourteenth time, enabling me to finally learn the colour of the African American reporter's tie in the press conference scene. At last, victory will be mine.

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6:24PM on 09/17/2008
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6:20PM on 09/17/2008

Lolz at joel

Awesome story, can't wait to catch it again.

Also, Joel, you're a moron. If he said anything but "White" news reporter, there's always going to be one idiot without a sense of humor that would make light of it. Anyone can make jokes about anyone, just like Dave Chappelle can make jokes about white people. Chill out.
Awesome story, can't wait to catch it again.

Also, Joel, you're a moron. If he said anything but "White" news reporter, there's always going to be one idiot without a sense of humor that would make light of it. Anyone can make jokes about anyone, just like Dave Chappelle can make jokes about white people. Chill out.
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2:16PM on 09/17/2008
Seen the movie 3 times, once in imax. I will see it again for a fourth!
Seen the movie 3 times, once in imax. I will see it again for a fourth!
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1:01AM on 09/15/2008

All this means ...

... to me is a delayed DVD release, which sucks.
... to me is a delayed DVD release, which sucks.
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7:46AM on 09/14/2008
Also Dan, I thought the article was funny. Didn't realize so many people here were critics.
Also Dan, I thought the article was funny. Didn't realize so many people here were critics.
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4:00PM on 09/13/2008

Daniel Barna....

On your article:

Your "comedy" leaves much to be desired.

Now, if you actually did see "TDK" for the fourteenth time, and just noticing the tie on the "African-American" reporter...you're coming off as a sad case.

[Not too mention, out of all characters why are you noticing the tie on the "African-American" male? Most guys would be looking at Maggie Gyllenhaal...]

Now, as for the film itself. I thought it was pretty good. (I saw it a couple of weeks back; as a piece of filmmaking
On your article:

Your "comedy" leaves much to be desired.

Now, if you actually did see "TDK" for the fourteenth time, and just noticing the tie on the "African-American" reporter...you're coming off as a sad case.

[Not too mention, out of all characters why are you noticing the tie on the "African-American" male? Most guys would be looking at Maggie Gyllenhaal...]

Now, as for the film itself. I thought it was pretty good. (I saw it a couple of weeks back; as a piece of filmmaking and expanding the Batman character, it does it's job).

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12:24PM on 09/12/2008

Well....

why don't they just release this movie every six months or so, this way it will be the biggest grossing movie of all time. God knows the weekend box office start on a wednesday theese days.
why don't they just release this movie every six months or so, this way it will be the biggest grossing movie of all time. God knows the weekend box office start on a wednesday theese days.
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9:29AM on 09/12/2008

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God knows Paramount is just waiting to rerelease Titanic once the Dark Knight takes the #1 spot so they can take it back.
God knows Paramount is just waiting to rerelease Titanic once the Dark Knight takes the #1 spot so they can take it back.
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9:28PM on 09/11/2008
I think it is possible to earn a couple oscars. For those who did not like the movie, that sucks. Now you know how us Juno haters felt last year. However The Dark Knight is an amazing movie and Juno was irritating.
I think it is possible to earn a couple oscars. For those who did not like the movie, that sucks. Now you know how us Juno haters felt last year. However The Dark Knight is an amazing movie and Juno was irritating.
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9:06PM on 09/11/2008
I think it's a good idea, and I'll probably go and see it again, just to experience on the big big screen another time. However, apparently the DVD is coming out at the end of this year, so I'm not sure if the general movie going public will shell out money for a film that they can watch on their home theater set up. Sure, the movie geeks like us will go, but will anyone else?
I guess it depends how wide the release is, I live in Australia and they may not even re-release it here anyway.
I think it's a good idea, and I'll probably go and see it again, just to experience on the big big screen another time. However, apparently the DVD is coming out at the end of this year, so I'm not sure if the general movie going public will shell out money for a film that they can watch on their home theater set up. Sure, the movie geeks like us will go, but will anyone else?
I guess it depends how wide the release is, I live in Australia and they may not even re-release it here anyway.
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7:51PM on 09/11/2008

Oscar Night.

To truly beat Titanic, DK needs Billy Crystal to do a comedic musical opening to the Oscars based around the movie.

Billy doesn't do the Oscars anymore? Well... he should.
To truly beat Titanic, DK needs Billy Crystal to do a comedic musical opening to the Oscars based around the movie.

Billy doesn't do the Oscars anymore? Well... he should.
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6:59PM on 09/11/2008
I liked TDK, but Oscar bait, it is not. Maybe for Ledger's performance, but that's about it.

It'd be nice to finally see Titanic dethroned, though.
I liked TDK, but Oscar bait, it is not. Maybe for Ledger's performance, but that's about it.

It'd be nice to finally see Titanic dethroned, though.
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6:46PM on 09/11/2008
Was Barna trying to be funny or just annoying?

Most movies that are released far from Oscar season get either re-released before the Oscars or re-released right after the Oscars (if they won anything)

No surprises here and it'll probably add another 20 or 30 millions to it's box office.

Beating Titanic in the box office is turning from possible to probable. If Nolan makes a third movie TDK will have a re-rerelease before the opening of the third adding another few millions
Was Barna trying to be funny or just annoying?

Most movies that are released far from Oscar season get either re-released before the Oscars or re-released right after the Oscars (if they won anything)

No surprises here and it'll probably add another 20 or 30 millions to it's box office.

Beating Titanic in the box office is turning from possible to probable. If Nolan makes a third movie TDK will have a re-rerelease before the opening of the third adding another few millions
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5:46PM on 09/11/2008

TDK Pfff

I didnt like it. boring. Joker was great though...I actually prefered Titanic. Now what?
I didnt like it. boring. Joker was great though...I actually prefered Titanic. Now what?
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5:30PM on 09/11/2008
attempt at humor in this article was lame...but ya its better to just leave it in theatres..remember back in the good ole days of movies they used stay in theatres for well over a year..keep the DVD date the same though.
attempt at humor in this article was lame...but ya its better to just leave it in theatres..remember back in the good ole days of movies they used stay in theatres for well over a year..keep the DVD date the same though.
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5:00PM on 09/11/2008

TDK

will be released on dvd and blu-ray on dec 16th no matter what. they will just re-release the film to theaters so people can expierience the full effect again. just in time for the oscars. to show people what they should vote for. its a ingenius strategy for WB. hopefully when it comes out we'll have a new kick ass trailer for TERMINATOR SALVATION :)
will be released on dvd and blu-ray on dec 16th no matter what. they will just re-release the film to theaters so people can expierience the full effect again. just in time for the oscars. to show people what they should vote for. its a ingenius strategy for WB. hopefully when it comes out we'll have a new kick ass trailer for TERMINATOR SALVATION :)
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4:59PM on 09/11/2008
I thought this movie was boring the second time around and didnt like christian bale as batman.
I thought this movie was boring the second time around and didnt like christian bale as batman.
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4:49PM on 09/11/2008

tdk dvd

Does this mean we won't have the DVD by the end of this year and will have to wait till it's re-release run is over in January to finally have it on DVD? because it would be pointless to have it released on DVD and then re-release it in theaters,people would have already seen it; that's like five more months of waiting for it to hit DVD shelves, what a fucking bummer...
Does this mean we won't have the DVD by the end of this year and will have to wait till it's re-release run is over in January to finally have it on DVD? because it would be pointless to have it released on DVD and then re-release it in theaters,people would have already seen it; that's like five more months of waiting for it to hit DVD shelves, what a fucking bummer...
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4:20PM on 09/11/2008

I'M PREDICTING

that TDK will smash DVD records on both standard and HD platforms.
that TDK will smash DVD records on both standard and HD platforms.
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3:18PM on 09/11/2008

Oscar Nom's for.....

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Score
Best Supporting Actor Eckhart/Ledger
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Score
Best Supporting Actor Eckhart/Ledger
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3:07PM on 09/11/2008

dreamfall

You could theoritically put Ledger in for Best Actress for his brief stint in the nurse's uniform?
You could theoritically put Ledger in for Best Actress for his brief stint in the nurse's uniform?
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2:06PM on 09/11/2008
I hoping for some oscar love heading the dark knight's way. In a financial mindset, I wouldn't be surprised if the DVD release date got pushed back to give those who are maybe on the fence about seeing dark knight in theaters again a reason to go (if they already have the DVD). But most likely it'll stay the same to attract all those holiday shoppers.
I hoping for some oscar love heading the dark knight's way. In a financial mindset, I wouldn't be surprised if the DVD release date got pushed back to give those who are maybe on the fence about seeing dark knight in theaters again a reason to go (if they already have the DVD). But most likely it'll stay the same to attract all those holiday shoppers.
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1:21PM on 09/11/2008
Well I'm glad to see that the studio thinks TDK will be one of the big oscar contenders! It totally deserves to win in all of the categories! (well except best actress!)
Well I'm glad to see that the studio thinks TDK will be one of the big oscar contenders! It totally deserves to win in all of the categories! (well except best actress!)
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12:33PM on 09/11/2008
I don't know will TDK beat Titanic on home turf after rerelease, but this is good news, especially if movie runs again in IMAX theaters. Oscar for Ledger is more or less a sure thing.
I don't know will TDK beat Titanic on home turf after rerelease, but this is good news, especially if movie runs again in IMAX theaters. Oscar for Ledger is more or less a sure thing.
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12:26PM on 09/11/2008

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Actually the Dark Knight has earned $950,029,031 world wide. The $512,829,031 is the domestic pull. So it could in reality beat out ROTK's $1,129,219,252 world wide total.

I really loved The Dark Knight, it was the Batman movie I wanted to see and I did not think Batman Begins could have been beaten. When they rerelease it, I'll go see it again because even though I will have the DVD, the big screen is never beaten.
Actually the Dark Knight has earned $950,029,031 world wide. The $512,829,031 is the domestic pull. So it could in reality beat out ROTK's $1,129,219,252 world wide total.

I really loved The Dark Knight, it was the Batman movie I wanted to see and I did not think Batman Begins could have been beaten. When they rerelease it, I'll go see it again because even though I will have the DVD, the big screen is never beaten.
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12:25PM on 09/11/2008

Ummmm...

"but IT WILL NEVER BEAT ROTK and Titanic."

Um, hate to break this to you, but even Spider-Man beat ROTK. Shrek 2 did as well. *Shrug* But who's counting, right?

"but IT WILL NEVER BEAT ROTK and Titanic."

Um, hate to break this to you, but even Spider-Man beat ROTK. Shrek 2 did as well. *Shrug* But who's counting, right?

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12:21PM on 09/11/2008
It will never beat out rotk or titanic so there is no point in re-releasing it. HIGH FIVE MUTTLY
It will never beat out rotk or titanic so there is no point in re-releasing it. HIGH FIVE MUTTLY
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12:12PM on 09/11/2008
I think it's a smart move on WB's part. Rereleasing does remind voters of a pretty good movie, which actually may be necessary since it could be forgotten with the upcoming slate of movies between Now and December.

Not to mention there really isn't much coming out in January and I think there's still a decent amount of people that would rather watch TDK again than some piece of junk.
I think it's a smart move on WB's part. Rereleasing does remind voters of a pretty good movie, which actually may be necessary since it could be forgotten with the upcoming slate of movies between Now and December.

Not to mention there really isn't much coming out in January and I think there's still a decent amount of people that would rather watch TDK again than some piece of junk.
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12:06PM on 09/11/2008

please, release me...let me go

A. it does somewhat reek of movie studio greed, theres no need to do that, they should be happy with what they surprisingly got, and not piss people off...

B. what if cameron talks the studio into re releasing titanic? for a romantic xmas chick flick, and all the chicks who are starved for more sex/city or the women type flicks, drag their partners to it? can u say re-release war !!

C. imagine if dumb and dumber came out in theatres again, how cool would that be? (i'm first in line, with
A. it does somewhat reek of movie studio greed, theres no need to do that, they should be happy with what they surprisingly got, and not piss people off...

B. what if cameron talks the studio into re releasing titanic? for a romantic xmas chick flick, and all the chicks who are starved for more sex/city or the women type flicks, drag their partners to it? can u say re-release war !!

C. imagine if dumb and dumber came out in theatres again, how cool would that be? (i'm first in line, with both ski's)

D. fanboys vs chick flix, let the games begin...
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11:42AM on 09/11/2008

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Wow! TDK was a good Joker movie but a shitty Bat Man movie. I guess they didnít make enough money with 500 million world wide but IT WILL NEVER BEAT ROTK and Titanic. No matter how long they keep it in theaters. Just bring out the DVD already. But nice try though. (In crappy scary voice) "I'm not the one wearing hockey pants" Great job Nolan.
Wow! TDK was a good Joker movie but a shitty Bat Man movie. I guess they didnít make enough money with 500 million world wide but IT WILL NEVER BEAT ROTK and Titanic. No matter how long they keep it in theaters. Just bring out the DVD already. But nice try though. (In crappy scary voice) "I'm not the one wearing hockey pants" Great job Nolan.
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10:40AM on 09/11/2008

Oh man...

Awful, that movie was awful... this is somewhat depressing.
Awful, that movie was awful... this is somewhat depressing.
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10:22AM on 09/11/2008

leave it in

leave it in theatres and its sure to pass titanic there aint shit else coming out the rest of the year except the awards flicks and none of them are a real box office threat

im sure it will cost money for that but fuck it money they got

and once again it wont win awards id like to see heath but a nom is prolly all he'll get
leave it in theatres and its sure to pass titanic there aint shit else coming out the rest of the year except the awards flicks and none of them are a real box office threat

im sure it will cost money for that but fuck it money they got

and once again it wont win awards id like to see heath but a nom is prolly all he'll get
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10:17AM on 09/11/2008
What is funny here is how many people will hail this as a good "business" move but will still say "Fuck Fox" when it comes to Watchmen. Both situations come down to the same common denominator: dough, moolah, clams, bucks!

How often we give studios a "by" when it suits us!

But, hey, more power to them for trying to rake in more dough. My feeling is still that the film will not be overly recognized at Oscar time and that I'd HATE to see Ledger get a nod for this role. It was not his
What is funny here is how many people will hail this as a good "business" move but will still say "Fuck Fox" when it comes to Watchmen. Both situations come down to the same common denominator: dough, moolah, clams, bucks!

How often we give studios a "by" when it suits us!

But, hey, more power to them for trying to rake in more dough. My feeling is still that the film will not be overly recognized at Oscar time and that I'd HATE to see Ledger get a nod for this role. It was not his best, by far, and the academy has only awarded one posthumous award, and that one WAS well-deserved.
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9:55AM on 09/11/2008
This is great news. There's no IMAX in my city, the first one will be launched in December. Getting all the Joker love on IMAX must be teH awesomeness.
This is great news. There's no IMAX in my city, the first one will be launched in December. Getting all the Joker love on IMAX must be teH awesomeness.
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9:41AM on 09/11/2008
Last I heard, The Dark Knight was still on for a December 9th blu-ray and DVD release.

Hopefully, this re-release, along with theaters still raking in money from its initial release, The Dark Knight will easily surpass Titanic as the highest domestic grossing movie of all time.
Last I heard, The Dark Knight was still on for a December 9th blu-ray and DVD release.

Hopefully, this re-release, along with theaters still raking in money from its initial release, The Dark Knight will easily surpass Titanic as the highest domestic grossing movie of all time.
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9:40AM on 09/11/2008
Awesome move on WB's part!! TDK definitely deserves some Oscars!! And Titanic needs to sink!!! Count me in!!

By the way, DuDisNow, I believe the DVD is coming out sometime in December.
Awesome move on WB's part!! TDK definitely deserves some Oscars!! And Titanic needs to sink!!! Count me in!!

By the way, DuDisNow, I believe the DVD is coming out sometime in December.
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9:17AM on 09/11/2008

I'm gonna be there!

But wait...when will the DVD be released?
But wait...when will the DVD be released?
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9:17AM on 09/11/2008

I'm gonna be there!

But wait...when will the DVD be released?
But wait...when will the DVD be released?
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8:41AM on 09/11/2008
&*$# you titantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
&*$# you titantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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6:17AM on 09/11/2008
I guess Titanic will be overthrown... Great move by WB
I guess Titanic will be overthrown... Great move by WB
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5:17AM on 09/11/2008

Great

I haven't had a chance to see it in IMAX. The theater I saw it at had projection issues. Cool that there'll be another shot coming up in case I don't make it in this time around. It's down to one showing at my local IMAX, so cool. Who cares about a backlash? Just enjoy the movie.
I haven't had a chance to see it in IMAX. The theater I saw it at had projection issues. Cool that there'll be another shot coming up in case I don't make it in this time around. It's down to one showing at my local IMAX, so cool. Who cares about a backlash? Just enjoy the movie.
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5:12AM on 09/11/2008
Go for it, WB. IF you can get away with a rerelease more power to you. If it gets re released, I'll be there at least one more time.
Go for it, WB. IF you can get away with a rerelease more power to you. If it gets re released, I'll be there at least one more time.
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4:19AM on 09/11/2008
This will just ensure the hard backlash that the TDK has coming to it.
This will just ensure the hard backlash that the TDK has coming to it.
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3:54AM on 09/11/2008

Neon October

It was the first article to pop up.
It was the first article to pop up.
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3:53AM on 09/11/2008

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you can skip the article you know?
you can skip the article you know?
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3:39AM on 09/11/2008

is it over yet?

Can we finally stop talking about "The Dark Knight" now?
Can we finally stop talking about "The Dark Knight" now?
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3:32AM on 09/11/2008
I looove that picture. For those who don't know, that appearance of The Joker is loosely based on Batman #1. When you read it, you'll know what I mean.
I looove that picture. For those who don't know, that appearance of The Joker is loosely based on Batman #1. When you read it, you'll know what I mean.
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3:31AM on 09/11/2008
1-2-3-4 Warner Brothers wants more....money
1-2-3-4 Warner Brothers wants more....money
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3:25AM on 09/11/2008
...Why do I get the feeling that this is to ensure the (well-deserved) overtake of Titanic's box-office?
...Why do I get the feeling that this is to ensure the (well-deserved) overtake of Titanic's box-office?
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